When large trucks, including semis, big rigs, and tractor-trailers, are not equipped with reliable and well-working braking systems, serious accidents can result that lead to traumatic debilitating injuries or death. Brake failure on a semi-truck can lead to a terrifying situation and a multi-vehicle crash that causes injuries to many people. These injuries often come with extensive medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, other damages including loss of life.
If you have been injured in a Truck Accident that resulted from a Faulty Braking System, the cause of the collision needs to be immediately investigated to pursue the evidence of the breaking mechanism. Call now The Law Firm of David C. Chavez at (505)865-9696. We will have our accident reconstruction team immediately investigate the case. We will promptly go to the crash location to investigate the cause and to examine all vehicles involved. We have the resources and experience to examine and evaluate your claim. It is critical to have the crash scene and vehicles involved to be examined and evaluated to preserve the evidence.
What Causes Faulty Brakes and Who is Liable?
Truck drivers and trucking companies are responsible for ensuring that the braking systems on their trucks are in working order at all times and to determine whether or not they are dependable. In addition, facilities that perform repair work on truck braking systems are responsible for ensuring that they perform all work in a safe and workmanlike manner. Finally, truck part manufacturers – including those that manufacture truck braking systems – are responsible for ensuring that reasonable steps are taken for the safe and careful manufacture, sale, and distribution of these systems.
Unfortunately, trucks with faulty brake systems make it onto the roads, and the following are some possible causes:
- Truck drivers, the trucking companies that employ these drivers, fail to properly inspect their vehicles and ensure that braking systems and other essential components are in working order at all times.
- Repair teams do not perform careful repair work on braking systems when the need arises.
- Truck brake manufacturers fail to take the necessary steps to ensure that braking components are safely manufactured and tested prior to distribution, resulting in defective brakes.
- Manufacturers do not issue a proper recall, or trucking companies do not abide by the recall.
When a violation of the expected standard of care exists, and an accident occurs resulting in injuries and other damages, the accident victim can file an insurance claim or lawsuit against all potentially responsible parties.
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Determining who is liable can be a complicated process, and it can involve a highly technical investigation. It is critical to have an experienced trial lawyer handling your truck accident claim who has the resources to investigate what caused the brakes to fail and who should be held responsible for your losses.
At The Law Firm of David C. Chavez, LLC, our legal team works hard to assist you to pursue and recover a fair compensation for your injuries and damages resulting from your truck accident. For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a knowledgeable New Mexico truck accident trial attorney for Top 10, Top 100 and Super Lawyer. Call us today at The Law Firm of David C. Chavez LLC(505) 865-9696 or contact us online today to learn more about how we could assist you with your truck accident claim or lawsuit. We would be honored to represent you.